Design Trends of 2018
2018 trends are sustainable, minimal with a fresh burst of vivid colours. Design trends over the last few years have sparked our imagination with all things possible and we have seen many interesting designs that ranged
2018 trends are sustainable, minimal with a fresh burst of vivid colours.
Design trends over the last few years have sparked our imagination with all things possible and we have seen many interesting designs that ranged from comfortable, elegant style to edgy, industrial stretching all the way to bohomenian moods. 2018 will move towards minimalist elegance and a sustainable design philosophy.
As Architect V.S. Vigneshwar says, “We at A+V are excited about exploring the possibilities of sustainable and green solutions for our projects in the coming year. We are exploring quarry waste stone for exterior cladding, using a waste product to create a very unique architectural experience. Grey was a popular shade in 2017 with colours such as charcoal preferred by developers as an excellent leveler.
Architects Neenu and Harikrishnan from No Architects and Designers put it across very beautifully, “Violets and its variants like lilac, lavender together with pink onion pink and off-white are going to be the colours. This year is going to be about exploration an adding an emotional touch to the spaces. These colours represent futuristic thought and innovation…”
The ceramic trends for 2018 will closely follow the path with dominance in colour and decoration with the materials being the chief protagonist. We will see a lot of experimentation in terms of title size, shapes and the look of the intrinsic materials. Anish Motwani design head at AMA explains this, “Cement finish, concrete finish, grey tiles are new for the Indian market and the trend is slowly picking up…next to watch out are the different shapes and sizes in which tiles are coming these days.
Architect Vikas from Plan loci tell us, “We are keen to engage the local craft in architecture. India’s vernacular is a vast source of diverse styles of art and architectural which have been honed specific to regional landscapes over eras by the craftsmen of these places.
Marble, especially Carrara is in and texture is going to be big. Consumers also look for properties such as hard-wearing material, high anti-slip resistance and minimal thickness with large format design.
(The article was originally produced in The Tiles of India magazine, Mar-Apr 2018 issue)